Sinking of the HMS Orpheu

Sinking of the Orpheus at Manukau Harbour entrance

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Bringing naval stores from Sydney, the modern 1706-ton steam corvette HMS Orpheus ran aground on the bar at the entrance to Auckland’s Manukau Harbour. Of the 259 naval officers, seamen and Royal Marines aboard, 189 died. In terms of lives lost, it remains New Zealand’s worst maritime disaster. The disaster was caused by errors and bad luck. Instead of rounding …

292 Big Bay Road

Serenity where the sound of the tide summons

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Just a few wandering steps from the golden sand, where the sound of the tide summons local beachgoers and boating enthusiasts, this coastal home cradled in an idyllic rural setting enjoys the unrestrained paradise beauty of Awhitu Peninsula, with Auckland City visible across the Manukau waters as your urban silver lining. With its nautical and northern orientation, expansive views of …

Beach Yourself in Peninsula Paradise

Beach yourself in a peninsula paradise home

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Charmingly relaxed, this coastal home originates from the 1950s and has only had three doting owners in its history, each adding to the mid-century qualities while reserving that nostalgic kiwi bach feel. Whether this is your forever beachside haven or secure holiday destination, the backdrop is surreal and the accommodation ideal. The north-facing aspect confronts the beach with direct accessibility, …

Passionate About The Peninsula – Video Feature

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Stanley and Barbara Armon of present Awhitu Peninsula in Auckland, New Zealand. The Armons have an extensive sales history, covering numerous properties which they have had the pleasure of marketing and selling. They would be extremely happy to discuss this with you when they have the opportunity to meet you. Employ Stanley and Barbara, as their combined knowledge and …

Take the hassle out of your holiday - C12/535 Grahams Beach Road, Awhitu

Take the hassle out of your holiday

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C12/535 Grahams Beach Road, Awhitu Our holiday habits may have to change for the foreseeable future and a cheeky weekend trip to the islands put on the back-burner. Whether you like to fish, swim, take a walk along the beach or just like to relax on the deck with a good book, this is the retreat for you. Settled within …

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Awhitu Peninsula as a lifestyle place

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One issue we that we have encountered on the odd occasional day when building, is if there is no wind due to a stable weather ‘high’ combined with the smoke going straight up from the Glenbrook Steel Mills chimney stacks… …You may find that an excuse for non-attendance tomorrow could come in. Your Tradie is most likely to be heading …

Stanley and Barbara Armon

Above and beyond expectations

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Stanley and Barbara Armon are real estate professionals who will take the utmost care in marketing your property. They are extremely enthusiastic and aim to ensure that you not only achieve the best possible price but that you actually enjoy the experience! They have well over 40 years combined real estate experience and from the moment you list, you know …